Temporary Closure of Mall of the Emirates Metro Entrance: Civil Defence Conducts Evacuation Exercise

The closure, scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2024, starting from 8:30 am, is attributed to a mall-wide evacuation exercise being conducted by the Civil Defence

In an effort to ensure safety preparedness, the Mall of the Emirates metro station entrance via the mall will be temporarily closed this week.

The closure, scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2024, starting from 8:30 am, is attributed to a mall-wide evacuation exercise being conducted by the Civil Defence.


A notice prominently placed outside the mall’s metro entrance alerts commuters to the temporary unavailability of access. The closure is expected to last until further notice, according to the announcement.

However, it is important to note that this temporary closure solely affects access via the mall entrance, with no impact on metro operations.

During the closure period, passengers will still be able to utilize alternative entrances to access the metro station.

A staff member at the Mall of the Emirates station’s information desk has confirmed that metro operations will continue uninterrupted. Passengers can enter the station through other entrances, ensuring minimal disruption to their commute.

While the mall entrance to the metro will be inaccessible, commuters can still access the station via the walkway entrance, which will remain open.

Additionally, the lift leading to this entrance will also be operational, facilitating ease of access for passengers.


The temporary closure aligns with safety protocols and preparedness measures implemented by the Civil Defence.

Such exercises are crucial for ensuring that all stakeholders, including commuters, mall staff, and emergency responders, are well-prepared to handle emergency situations effectively.

These drills provide an opportunity for coordinated responses and familiarization with evacuation procedures, ultimately enhancing overall safety and security within the mall premises and the metro station.

By conducting such exercises, authorities aim to mitigate risks and ensure the safety of all individuals in the event of unforeseen emergencies.

While inconvenience may be experienced due to the temporary closure, it underscores the importance of prioritizing safety and preparedness.

Commuters are advised to plan their journeys accordingly, utilizing alternative entrances to access the metro station during the specified closure period.

The cooperation of commuters and mall visitors is appreciated as these safety exercises are conducted. It is a collective effort to reinforce safety measures and uphold the well-being of everyone within the Mall of the Emirates premises.

In conclusion, the temporary closure of the Mall of the Emirates metro entrance via the mall for a Civil Defence evacuation exercise underscores the commitment to safety and preparedness.

While access through the mall will be temporarily unavailable, alternative entrances remain operational, ensuring minimal disruption to metro operations.

These exercises play a vital role in enhancing safety protocols and readiness for emergency situations, ultimately safeguarding the well-being of all stakeholders.


This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed


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